Friday, June 14, 2013

Cuomo Agrees Not to Lower Pay Rates to Service Providers

ALBANY — Faced with lingering concerns about one of the most contentious elements of the current state budget, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has acquiesced to legislation that would protect nonprofit organizations that provide services for people with developmental disabilities from possible cuts to their reimbursement rates.The state budget approved in late March included a $90 million cut to the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, but the new deal reached between Mr. Cuomo and lawmakers will ensure that if the state cannot generate enough administrative savings and other efficiencies to avoid reducing payment rates to providers, part of the budget cut will be rolled back

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